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During the years 1990 to 1996 I was a full time missionary with ‘The International Catholic Programme for Evangelization - ICPE’ and have evangelized in various countries, such as Russia, Ghana, Poland, Germany, and Malta amongst others. Since 1997, I am married and am an active member of the Focolare Movement in Malta.
During the six years of my life as a missionary with ICPE’, to share His Love in different countries, I did face the challenge of saying ‘Yes’ to Him. It was a difficult decision to make, as I had to leave everything behind: my family, my friends, giving up my job... But as I had a deep faith in Him, I told Him 'Yes’... I will follow You... trusting, that he would take care of me in all aspects of my life. That prayer of mine opened the doors for me to give my ‘Yes’ to Him... to follow Him.
In the following six years as a missionary, and also after that time, Jesus has always taken care of me, has always provided me with blessings and grace, and has also taken care of me financially. Through faith, and my personal relationship with Him, He has taught me how to trust Him, and how to really follow Him freely and in peace.
During my time as a missionary with ‘ICPE’, I recall going through different sacrifices. There were times when as a group we performed a mime in the streets of Germany and other countries, to bring forth the message of Salvation, together with our testimonies and preaching. It wasn’t the first time that people watching us made fun of us, laughed at us and ridiculed us. I used to feel the pain… but during the same occasion, I would see other people receiving our message of hope and desiring Jesus… that would encourage me to keep on going spreading the Good News!
Many times, I have turned to Him in prayer for direction in life. He has always shown me the way in these situations. He has shown me what to do and what to say.
My recent experience of Jesus showing me the way, is precisely of writing Christian books. Since the early nineties when I was a missionary, I always felt this desire inside me to write books with a Christian theme. I never really understood what this meant, or maybe I did not take up the challenge at that time. Maybe, I never had the time to do it! Still, over these years I kept feeling that He wanted it from me! Since that time, it has always been in my heart… but it was never fulfilled!
My ‘Yes’ to take up this challenge happened in November 2014, and since then, I have published five Christian books. God has paved the way for me to do it. I do sacrifice myself to write these books, as it needs time to write and to publish. But, I thank Him, that through this challenge, although it is tough, it is also peaceful and it is rewarding to see other people appreciating my work, and receiving the messages I write… which are based on Jesus’ love to us, that is, His Salvation.
My writings are a simple message of encouragement for life, to make the reader think about what life is all about, and to give the reader a challenge to live life through God's Love. My writings are based on my Christian values, and I try to reach out to all people in the world, whatever their belief is, as I believe that every person is able to love his neighbour. So through my writings, I present the message to the readers to have this personal relationship with God and to love every person through God's love.
So, I do appreciate your prayers and support, that I may continue to publish Christian books. And finally I hope that you enjoy my writings and be blessed by reading them.
If you want to contact me personally please email me at :- firstname.lastname@example.org
on Oct. 16, 2015 :
I have read many religious/spiritual books in my lifetime. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed reading "Yes I will follow him" by George Calleja. It was short and sweet, and easy to read. The Following of St Paul and Mother Mary's 'Yes' are beautifully written to be enjoyed by readers of all ages. What touched me the most is the story of the author's personal response of "Yes". His story proved that there is a God and He is always there for each and every one of us. There will be times of trials and hardships, but in the end, God prevails. The experience is priceless and the reward eternal. This is a must read for all who are asking these questions: Who is HE? Why should I say "Yes"? What will happen if and when I say "Yes"? Or if you already said "Yes" and are facing hardship and ready to quit, read this book and you will be encouraged, knowing you are not alone. You are never alone. Well done George Calleja.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on Sep. 18, 2015 :
How does one surrender to the Lord and find a greater happiness than they ever knew existed? Using biblical examples and life experiences, Author George Calleja offers an answer to the question. Ultimately, we are spiritual beings who are in a constant search for something greater than ourselves. What I got from this book is that taking a chance, getting out of that comfort zone, surrendering, and serving one can fill that hole in our hearts with the spirit, finding peace and increased faith in God and humanity.
The public view of religion in this "modern" age is that it is restrictive and prohibits people from really living through passions, blocking pleasures. However, are we really living when we are driven by temporary pleasures? This book offers the point of view which is contrary to the world view, offering a view which is satisfying to the seat of the human experience... our soul. Imagine really living through saying "yes!" to Christ, living fully by being of service to God and His creation... humanity.
The bible is filled with flawed human beings who said "yes!" to a journey of self sacrifice and true happiness, bringing the Truth to the world. Examples used include St. Paul and the Blessed Mother who honored where they were being called by the Lord and surrendered completely to His will and greater purpose. Although they were met with rejection and did so at great peril, these powerful witnesses are the inspiration to live a more fulfilling existence by unifying your path with that of God's vision for your life. It is a path of surrender, service, and ultimately love of humanity and the Lord.
This is a great, easy read that seeks to inspire others to take action, offer service to our fellow man, and to be of service to God for His higher purpose and yours. Mr. Calleja speaks from a position of experience, spreading the gospel through action, love, and at great personal sacrifice, but the lessons learned, in terms of spiritual development, were invaluable.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
on Sep. 08, 2015 :
When it comes to religious/spiritual themes I prefer shorter books such as The Tao or The Cloud of Unknowing. Like these books Calleja gives the reader a singular concept upon which to meditate—the concept of saying “yes” to Jesus. A wise teacher of mine once said, “There is room in love to say ‘no’”. For most of us there are many to who “no” is the appropriate response. In ‘Yes’…I will follow Him, Calleja presents a simple truth—that saying “yes” to Jesus loses one nothing and gains one everything. A very delightful meditation on love.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Robert A. Hunt
on Aug. 27, 2015 :
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I strongly recommend anyone to read "Yes I will follow him" by George Calleja. It was beautifully written. I admire how George Calleja let go of his job and family and did ministry for 6 years abroad. It is not easy to let go of everything and just follow Jesus. But there is so much more reward and blessing in following Jesus. I really enjoyed the different verses George mentioned like when Mary was visited by the angel and was told that she would give birth to Jesus, God's son and how she just said yes to the lord, trusting him completely. There is so much for a reader to learn in this novel and I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in exploring a closer relationship with the Lord.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)